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to former president nelson mandela. he's been in the hospital for more than two weeks with a lung infection. he also has gall stone surgery as well. he's said to be in no imminent danger. he's 94 years old. >>> and margaret thatcher is recuperating in the hospital. she underwent some surgery last week. she's 87 years old and has faced a number of health challenges the past decade. we wish all of those leaders well. as they try to recuperate and get back on their feet. >> a speedy recovery. >>> still ahead this morning, if you didn't know, it's national eggnog day. rob is happy. of course appropriate for christmas eve. >>> and for the procrastinators among us, a last-second trip to the mall. it might be worth your while. >>> and then the withering criticism being aimed at the nra. the heated debate over guns is ahead. >>> welcome back. well, so far, it's been a quiet holiday season at the malls. analysts say shoppers are worried about the budget stalemate in washington or they're delayed by superstorm sandy or depressed by the connecticut school shootings. >> as we hear from nick watt, the h
bronchitis. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he can be released. doctors say nelson mandela, in the hospital now for two weeks is improving. he's 94 and recovering from a lung infection and gall stone surgery. also, queen elizabeth is a bit under the weather tonight, trying to get over a nasty cold before christmas. the 86-year-old had to skip church today, something that rarely happens. buckingham palace says she'll be back in church for services on christmas day. >>> in newtown, connecticut on this sunday, church leaders were given standing ovations at the st. rose of lima catholic church. mon senior robert weiss was thanked by his congregation for helping so many people through the horror of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. tonight we're noticing something very positive across the country in response to this story. here's mark greenblatt. >> reporter: an overwhelming river of giving now flows freely through the newtown post office. some send prayers, others much needed support. all the way from idaho, washington, and far beyond. >> i think i saw brazil, austral
's children have been at his bedside during this medical crisis. >>> former south african president nelson mandela is out of the hospital. the anti-apartheid icon spent more than two weeks in the hospital with a lung infection and other ailments. the 94-year-old will receive other medical care at his johannesburg home. >>> now, to the fiscal cliff, still looming large as president obama returns to the white house this morning. the president cut short his christmas vacation in hawaii to get back to washington. congress will also be in session today, amid fading hope that a deal could be reached by the new year. no agreement would mean deep spending cuts and historic tax hikes for virtually every american. >>> officials in newtown have a message for people who want to send gifts to the grief-stricken town. please don't. they say gifts, from school supplies to artwork, have arrived in such numbers, they overwhelmed the small community's ability to process them. a fund established after the shooting to support newtown has grown to $3.5 million. >>> meanwhile, hundreds of schoolteachers plan to
. >>> some encouraging news from south africa this morning, where nelson mandela is said to be in good spirits. the former president has been in the hospital since the beginning of december. yesterday, he got a visit from the country's current president, jacob zuma, who said mandela is looking better. zuma also said doctors are happy with the progress that mandela is making. >>> still, overseas in australia, shoppers there have had a full day in the stores. they've been doing their so-called boxing day shopping. and they're doing a lot of it. today's actually the busiest shopping day of the year down under. analysts say both men and women were buying up the latest fashions. with men going for surprise gadgets. and women, for homewares. >>> meantime, back here at home, a special story about a family's first christmas at home. they are mothers carrie bell and jennifer klawitter, along with their quadruplets. sofia, olivia, emily, and little noah. the children were born prematurely in march. at birth, they all weighed a little more than just one pound each. but they ended up gaining some
, former president nelson mandela is now out of the hospital this evening and back home where he will continue to receive medical care. the 94-year-old mandela had been hospitalized for more than two weeks. >>> and back here at home this evening, look at this behind me. so many viewers sending in their one thing made in america they bought for a loved one for christmas. tonight, the videos are pouring in. the made in america surprises after they were unwrapped under the tree. the joy and the jobs you helped create tonight. >> what would you like for christmas? >> reporter: it was the question that got us thinking from the start and apparently much of america, too. where was this made? >> china. i know, i know, i know your show. >> reporter: thousands of you know the question and are now asking it yourselves. just one thing made in america. neighborhoods coast to coast. >> what's going on here? >> reporter: one gift, $64, hundreds of thousands of american jobs. you know the drill. >> of course i'm in. >> all right! >> reporter: remember the fire house? >> are you in? >> we're in!
.m.. >>> christmas day visitors for former south african president nelson mandela, as he remains hospitalized. >>> do you have a new ipad under the tree? it may be out-of-date. we'll explain. >>> merry christmas. rain is on its way. see it with live doppler 7 hd. areas with yellow and orange show strong cold front pushing through. currently along 101 past south ukiah heading towards healdsburg rain in the north bay late this morning. this also means snow in the sierra. there's a winter weather advisory starting this afternoon at 4:00, continuing until 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. lots of snow up there, chain controls, try avoid travelingc#6 during that time. full weather forecast, coming up. >>> we have news now. 6:45. today marks five years since that deadly tiger attack at the san francisco zoo. tatiana, a 320 pound siberian killed one person and mauled two others in 2007 after escaping from grotto. she was shot dead by police officers. i was never proved investigators believe she was provoked killing 17-year-old. >> christmas day i have a mass in honor of him at church too. >> he tells abc7 news he fi
nelson mandela. south africans are sending warm wishes to the former leader. he's been in the hospital for more than two weeks with a lung infection and gal stone surgery, as well. he's in no imminent danger but doctors want to make sure before releasing him. the anti-apartheid icon is 94-year-old old. >>> now we turn to britain, where thousands of christmas travelers are having a rough go today. flooding has shut down train service in many areas, especially in scotland, southwest england and south wales, as well. many highways there simply impassable. drivers have been warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary. and more rain expected later today. >>> severe flooding is a problem in northern california. highways in sonoma county are under water, as well as some of the areas famous vineyards. and up in the mountains, up to four feet of snow expected to fall in the sierra nevada. it is the second wave of storms to hit northern california since friday. the rainy weather also grounded dozens of flights around the san francisco bay area. the san francisco international up to 30 fligh
citizens will stay in russia if this bill is signed. >> nelson mandela is back home. the 94-year-old had been in the hospital since december 8th diagnosed with a lung inzpex had a procedure to remove gall stones a spokesman says he will receive more care in his home until he fully recovers. >> officials in newtown, connecticut have come up with mj novel idea for what to do with all of the momentos sent po-to-pay tribute to the victims of the shooting. display will stay at the memorial that sprung up outside sandy hook until after the new year. afterwards officials say yimts will be turned into soil that will be used to make building blocks of a permanent memorial at the site. >> and coming up next, experts have warned about the climbing -- declining childhood obesity rates. research suggests we may be starting the year in a new direction. >> a son's christmas gift turned out to be mer than just this hat. the priceless reaction when he looked inside. >> >>> trending online today a father's priceless reaction to a christmas gift. >> yes this, is great. his son gave him a hat but real surpr
for additional screening measures for all candidates for the police force. >> dan: nelson mandela is spending christmas in the hospital. 94-year-old leader has been fighting a lung infection and had gallstones removed in south africa at a hospital there. the she improving and responding well to treatment. he was admitted to the hospital december 8th and there is no timetable for his release. >> carolyn: traditional christmas eve mass at vatican drew thousands to st. peters basilica. pope benedict delivered a theme of world peace. the service begins at 10:00 p.m. local time in rome. that is so the pontiff can rest before the christmas day speech. >> dan: american soldiers are spending an early christmas along with other international troops in afghanistan. u.s. and other nato forces sat down to a special meal on christmas eve. they attended a christmas mass and candlelight service. they are based at high security compound at kabul international airport. >> even though they realize the importance of what we are doing here. >> i feel a little home sick. i wish i could be with family and friends.
was in their prayers today, president nelson mandela, who is spending the day recovering in the hospital. back here in britain, hundreds gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal family, as they walked to their traditional morning church service, at the queen's 20-acre estate at sandringham. in afghanistan, troops away from their families, fighting on the front lines, treated to a special christmas meal and a candlelight service. but it's not quite like home. >> even though we'd like to be with our families, we realize the importance of what we're doing here. and we believe in it. >> reporter: and for some australians, it was a wet christmas. and they still managed to mark the day in their own way. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: for "good morning america," lama hasan, abc news, london. >> swimming down under sounds nice. >>> there could be severe storms, even tornadoes in alabama, mississippi and louisiana. foggy this morning from tallahassee to atlanta. heavy snow in oklahoma. cold temps in the upper midwest. new york and baltimore will warm up to the mid-40s. sacramento, portland and seattle are
years old, has been in the hospital since late last month. >>> and former south african president nelson mandela is out of the hospital. government leaders say that the anti-apartheid icon has been released after spending more than two weeks in the hospital. he was suffering from a lung infection and other ailments there. the 94-year-old will receive more medical care at his johannesburg home. >> many are celebrating that move that he's going home, but you know you can't be 100% okay and healthy if you're going to be getting home care. so you wonder if he's going to have issues down the road. >> this is an interesting case, because there's an entire nation that's waiting on bated breath. waiting to see if he's going to be okay. at 94 years old, a lot of things can happen when you get admitted to the hospital. sometimes you're there for something simple and it just continues and continues. we're not talking about just a south african leader, this is a global icon. >> definitely for everything he's done. we'll keep you up to date on that, as well. that and george h.w. bush, because we have
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